The weekend ended on a bad note. I let the feelings roll over into my Monday morning. I cried all the way to work and then did my best to hide in my office hoping that the redness would leave my eyes.
And all was well until my boss cheerfully entered asking how my weekend was. I could easily see that she got her answer with one look at my face.
Well, just as I am sure that you don’t blog everything in your life; I don’t either. I mention it only to explain why there was no entry yesterday. I think it is the first day that I have missed since the NaBloPoMo-YoYo, blog a day thing. Let’s just leave it at that and just say that I am feeling better today.
My morning went so smoothly that I arrived at work nearly 45 minutes earlier than usual. I didn’t even have to try; it just happened. I hadn’t planned to run in the morning, but the idea tempted me. Since meetings lately have eaten up my lunchtime, it seemed like a good idea. I checked my email, informed my boss that I’d be running on the treadmill, and left for the fitness center.
The fitness center was nearly empty. The morning crowd was now showering, which left me able to choose any treadmill that I wanted. I picked the one on farthest away from the door and fired it up for a 6 mile “easy” run.
I was surprised to find that my running partner, Garminia, gave me the slip today. I guess she has bad days too. I think she is still at home, and I wonder if she is still sitting where I left her last. I hope that she is okay. Anyhow, I gave myPod two jobs to do on today’s run. The first task was for myPod to entertain me (which he does well), and the second was to keep track of the time for each mile. This is not a task that I generally entrust to myPod but with the right prodding by me, he can perform just fine.
With the incline at 1.5%, I began running at 6.5 mph and hung out at that pace for a while. It was nice and easy. I think that I increased the speed to 6.6 mph as I began mile 2. I held the pace for the third mile and enjoyed the ease of the pace. Entering into the forth mile, I increased the speed again. I stayed at 6.7 mph for then next 1 1/2 miles and then increased again to 6.8 mph for the remainder of the run.
It was a good run and it felt “easy”, as it should. Hurray!
what? People don’t blog everything in their lives??!? Why doesn’t someone tell me these things?!?
I’m sorry you had a down weekend. Hope things get better soon. Nice running. Yay you!
Great blog. I see that you’ve run the Kaiser SF half previously, and will run this year as well. I am from out of town and running for the first time this year and I am curious about the parking situation. Any insight into at what time one should be at Ocean Beach in order to secure a parking spot without too much trouble?
Good luck Sunday !
Mike: Next time enter your email address so that I can simply send you an email back. Hopefully, you’ll check back for the answer.
I may be getting my races confused (but they all seem to start and end around this spot). I am taking a bus from my running store so that I don’t have to deal with parking.
I don’t know the street names (sorry); I hope this will help you anyhow.
There is parking along the Great Highway (away from the zoo & down towards the lighthouse). You can also find spots along the streets by the Safeway. Don’t park in Safeway’s lot or you will be towed though. If you can’t find any spots down next to Safeway then head up the hill. Not as many people like walking up the hill after running 13 miles, so there is a few extra spots up there. Go early.